Taxi group's e-toll boycott praised

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Johannesburg - Outa on Monday applauded taxi group Santaco's call to boycott electronic tolling in Gauteng.

“Clearly evident is their frustration at not being granted the promised free passage on the highways,” Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairman Wayne Duvenage said in a statement.

“This is just another of many examples pointing to the onerous administration conditions of e-tolling, which adds to the unworkability of this irrational plan.”

He said the call by the SA National Taxi Council last week was the best approach to take.

“There is simply far too much burden in the cumbersome e-toll system which adds to the high costs of administration, making it more irrational than initially envisaged.”

E-tolling was implemented on Gauteng highways on December 3 despite several court challenges to halt the project.


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